- Whispers on the wind suggest a 2011 release date for the neXt box. Moreover, Intel wants in on the action as well: According to the industry insiders close to the Inquirer, Intel is rumored
to be pursuing Microsoft quite aggresively, with the intent of putting its upcoming Larrabee chip inside Microsoft's next XBOX console.
Yes, you read it right -- Microsoft's next-generation XBOX console -- already.
In a related development, AnandTech predicts
that Microsoft is already planning for the next Xbox console -- let's call it the Xbox 720.
For a historical perspective on this timeframe, recall a Peter Moore
interview -- March 2007, with the Electronics Gaming Monthly magazine. Back then Peter Moore was the head of Interactive Entertainment Business division for Microsoft (he is now gainfully employed by EA), he had indicated that the production team was already working on next-gen Xbox.
Fast forward to June 2008 when Robbie Bach, president of the entertainment and devices division at Microsoft also indirectly confirms that people were already working on new technologies.
As per the rumor yarn currently spinning,...